Life In General

Launching: Max & Olive

Hey everyone! I have some exciting news (well, maybe only exciting for those of you that are also dog-lovers) – but I have been working on a little side project for a few months now…and I have finally launched it!

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Max & Olive is my new blog dedicated to helping other dog owners learn more about dog behaviour, training, and life with a pup. This is NOT replacing I’m Fine, Stop Asking! This is just a way I can continue writing about something I am passionate on a platform that makes a bit more sense (writing my dog-related posts on here always feels a bit off to me)

So, if you are interested in following my dog adventures, head on over to Max & Olive to see this new project! If you don’t care at all about my dogs – that’s okay, don’t worry, I won’t be offended ;)

Anxiety

To All The Dogs I’ve Loved Before: How Dogs Help With Anxiety

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Me with Boomer, my first dog friend, circa 1993

When I was around a year old, my parents went away to the cottage with my mom’s siblings. There, I got to spend a week away with my first ever dog BFF – my aunt and uncle’s dog. After that, my poor parent’s realized what they were dealing with.  Continue reading “To All The Dogs I’ve Loved Before: How Dogs Help With Anxiety”

Anxiety, Life In General

Life Update: September 8, 2018 – getting treatment, and getting a dog

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So, it’s been almost a month since I blogged last. I really thought it had only been a week or so, but the last month of summer really flew by faster than I could have imagined! I try to blog about once per week, but when I miss that for whatever reason, I usually post a “life update” to catch you all up on what’s been going on!  Continue reading “Life Update: September 8, 2018 – getting treatment, and getting a dog”

Anxiety, Life In General

Blood Work and Ultrasounds and Therapy, Oh My!

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This past week(ish) has been the week of appointments. In total, I had four. FOUR medical appointments in less than a week. I had a blood work (AH!), a (very long, very extensive) ultrasound of my entire abdomen, my first appointment at an anxiety clinic (more on that later), and a follow up with my doctor. What a week it has been.  Continue reading “Blood Work and Ultrasounds and Therapy, Oh My!”

Anxiety

How Can I be More Independent? Taking One Step Forward.

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I have written quite a few posts about losing/gaining/reclaiming/figuring out my independence. This is not a new trend for me – the first post I wrote about this was back in April of 2014! After reading that post, I realized something pretty crappy. I have regressed. A lot.  Continue reading “How Can I be More Independent? Taking One Step Forward.”

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It’s Happening! We’re Getting a Puppy!

 

In a recent blog post, I word vomited my way through a lot of things I have been feeling lately. One of those things was the decision to get a second dog – a German Shorthaired Pointer, the breed of dog I have wanted for the last 13 years. Yes, years. Because I spent much of my childhood and early teenage years researching dog breeds. Like a weirdo.

Continue reading “It’s Happening! We’re Getting a Puppy!”

Anxiety

It’s All In Your Head – V2

It seems my brother and I have similar humour (which is not a surprise because…we definitely do have…exactly the same sense of humour) except he is much better at drawing than I am.

Check out his comic(s) and give his new comic account a follow on Instagram!

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Anxiety, Faith

It’s a Girl! …And It’s Also a Dog

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I feel like this post is going to address a lot of things. Partially my fear of judgment, as I recently blogged about. Partially my experiences as a 26-year-old married woman. Partially about my anxiety. And partially about my future dog.  Continue reading “It’s a Girl! …And It’s Also a Dog”